Woodworking Open Shop

This class is run as an open workshop in which students design and construct projects of their choice. Expert instructors provide individual guidance on design, joinery, construction and finishing, based on individual student needs, and students draw upon each other’s expertise. Students often stay for multiple semesters, enjoying the camaraderie of the shop and progressing to more ambitious projects over time. Many fine pieces of original furniture and cabinetry have come out of this class. Prerequisite : Basic Woodworking

Note: Projects must be kept to a manageable size. Beds, large tables, shelving units and the like put too severe a drain on our limited storage space. Students compelled to make large projects must speak first with an instructor and obtain permission. Our most common solution to these challenges is to ask students to work on parts in Woodworking Open Shop, then assemble larger elements and the final piece through private lessons, outside of regular class time, at a cost of $65/hour. Please inquire for details.

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range


Skill Level



Basic Woodworking

Before entering the wood shop, read about SAFETY


Bring your own pencil and tape measure or ruler.

With instructors' guidance, you will supply your own wood and any special hardware.

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Section 1:  10 Mondays, 12–3pm
1W: Jan 9–Mar 13, 2017 (snow day make-up Mar 20)
Instructors: Frank PettorossiJulio Fuentes

$380 - OPEN

Section 2: 10 Mondays, 6:30–9:30pm
2W: Jan 30–Apr 3, 2017 (snow day make-up Apr 10)
Instructors: Annette LippertCharlie Tardanico

$380 - OPEN

Section 3: 10 Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm
3W: Jan 26–Mar 30 (snow day make-up Apr 6)
Instructors: Frank PettorossiJac VanLoonHoward Shrobe

$380 - OPEN

Section 4: 10 Fridays, 9am–12pm
4W: Jan 6–Mar 10 (snow day make-up Mar 17)
Instructors: Frank PettorossiJulio Fuentes, Eric Campbell

$380 - OPEN

Section 5: 10 Saturdays, 9am–12pm
5W: Jan 7–Mar 11 (snow day make-up Mar 18)
Instructors: Frank PettorossiAnnette Lippert

$380 - OPEN

Section 5A: Open Shop Add-On
Grab an extra hour early on Saturdays to give yourself a four-hour unbroken block of woodworking time.

Section 5A: 10 Saturdays, 8am–12pm
5AW: Jan 7–Mar 11 (snow day make-up Mar 18)
Instructor: Frank Pettorossi

$129 - OPEN